NCIS (2003– )

Good Cop, Bad Cop 

The body of a UA Marine, last aboard a ship with Ziva, turns up in a shrimping net in the Indian Ocean. Vance flags Ziva's application while he questions her. Mossad and more bodies appear. Ziva and Abby tell all. Gibbs puts Ziva to work.


Leslie Libman


Donald P. Bellisario (created by), Don McGill (created by) | 2 more credits »

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Episode cast overview:
Mark Harmon ... Leroy Jethro Gibbs
Michael Weatherly ... Anthony DiNozzo
Cote de Pablo ... Ziva David
Pauley Perrette ... Abby Sciuto
Sean Murray ... Timothy McGee
Rocky Carroll ... Leon Vance
David McCallum ... Donald Mallard
Erik Palladino ... Staff Sergeant Daniel Cryer
T.J. Ramini ... Officer Malachi Ben-Gidon (as T.J. Ramini)
Joseph Kamal ... Captain Kassib Yosef
Todd Lowe ... Agent Chad Dunham
Brett Rickaby ... Steve Diamond
Stoney Westmoreland ... Larry Diamond
Kwabena Darkwah ... First Mate Bahir Numas


In the Indian Ocean off the coast of Tanzania, a shrimping boat catches the body, mostly skeletal, of a Marine, SSgt. Daniel Cryer, who deserted in Kandahar six months before; he was last seen while boarding Damocles, the Jordanian freighter, supposedly lost at sea in a storm, which Ziva also rode en route to Somalia. Vance suspends Ziva's application while he questions her. Abby provides the position of the missing ship; a salvage crew finds the wreckage plus 18 more bodies, apparently executed before the sinking; all 18 wind up in Ducky's workshop. A Mossad officer, Malachi Ben-Gidon, shows up to "rescue" Ziva from the NCIS; he offers to tell Vance what happened aboard the ship. Mal says that Ziva shot Cryer; Ziva says that Mal did so; Abby and the evidence also say that Mal did so. Gibbs throws out Mal; as Gibbs asks, Ziva tells the rest of the story. Vance deals with a phone call, then Gibbs gives Ziva a paper, calls her a name, and tells her to get to work. Written by DocRushing

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Plot Keywords:

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Release Date:

13 October 2009 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)



Aspect Ratio:

16 : 9
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Did You Know?


Erik Palladino later appears in the NCIS Los Angeles series for 10 episodes as Vostanik Sabatino/Roger McAdams. See more »


In Malachi Ben-Gidon's recount of events, shown in flashback form, Ziva states "Too far at sea for radio to land". Apparently Ziva does not know about HF radio which can provide global coverage. Of course, it is possible the Damocles doesn't have HF transmit capabilities, but Ziva probably hasn't had the run of the entire ship, given the lack of trust between crew and passengers, and would not know for certain. She may have noticed a lack of antenna, but it would be fairly unlikely that the ship doesn't even have an HF receiver (for weather warnings, etc.), which would require an antenna. See more »


Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: You're father Ziva, he's not a good guy. He's dirty.
Officer Ziva David: [to Ben-Gidon] You could not say "no" to him. Not a second time.
Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs: [to Bi-Gidon] Go. Get out of here! You tell Eli David to stay away! She's off limits!
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References Aliens (1986) See more »


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